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Dr. Thomas A Oetting has the following 1 specialty
An ophthalmologist has the training to do much more than just prescribe glasses. They are physicians specially trained to diagnose and treat disorders of the eyes and vision. These doctors are experts on the complicated anatomy of the eye and are trained to treat eye diseases through both medical and surgical methods.
Some common conditions that ophthalmologists treat are cataracts, glaucoma, strabismus, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and amblyopia. In addition, ophthalmologists can provide prescriptions for eye glasses and contact lenses and perform LASIK surgery and other corrective surgeries for refractive errors like myopia (near-sightedness), hyperopia (far-sightedness), astigmatism and presbyopia.
- Lasik Surgery
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Eye Exam
- Macular Degeneration
- Eye Pain
- Vision Issues
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Dr. Oetting is a cataract specialist at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. I was fortunate enough to meet him after I sustained trauma to my right eye and lost all vision in it. Dr. Oetting was able to completely restore vision in my right eye! He is extremely personable and (one of my favorite traits in a doctor) is willing to discuss his personal life if asked. (To me this shows openness and honesty) In addition to being personable, he is an extremely skilled surgeon. My case was not what you call typical and he was able to replace my lens flawlessly. He also lets his patients email him with any questions they may have and he is very prompt about answering them. Now that my surgery is complete the next step will be trying to see if I can get my insurance company to cover a surgery to implant a prosthetic iris. Dr. Oetting told me that insurance may not cover this, but he was willing to fight the whole way with me if it could lead to good outcome. Overall, Dr. Oetting is an extremely skilled surgeon, is very personable, and willing to go the extra mile with his patients. I would recommend him to absolutely anyone in need of cataract surgery! I would not be where I am today without him!
Bad doctor. Bad experience. Dr. Oetting waited until one minute before surgery to tell me he was implanting a different lens that would not let me see as well as the lens he had promised. Also, he implanted a capsular tension ring in my eye without even bothering to tell me about it before or after the surgery. The capsular tension ring is very uncomfortable and irritates my eye. As a result, I wound up with acute PVD two days after surgery. Now, my eye is really screwed up. Wish I'd never met Dr. Oetting. My opinion is to run away from this guy as fast as you can.
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2011, 2014, 2010, 2012)
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Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2015, 2010, 2012, 2008, 2014, 2009)
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Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012)
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27 Years Experience
Duke University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1991
St Johns Medical Center
Dr. Thomas A Oetting accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Health Alliance HMO/POS
- Health Alliance PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
- Wellmark Alliance Select
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Locations & DirectionsUniversity Of Iowa Hospitals And Clinics, 200 Hawkins Dr, Iowa City, IA
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